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Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: The State    Date: December 10, 2014

Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester County, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: Rock Hill Herald    Date: December 10, 2014

Clemson University fraternity suspended over gang-themed 'Cripmas' party (Charleston, SC): A Clemson University fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by its national organization after some of its members threw a gangster-themed Christmas party over the weekend seen by many as racially insensitive. The Saturday night off-campus party, dubbed "Clemson Cripmas," was thrown by the South Carolina school's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which school officials say has no black members.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 8, 2014

Gangs, murder tear at small town’s seams (Chester, SC): A small town is in turmoil because a good man died on the streets where he grew up. Odell Williams was 69 when he was gunned down Nov. 4. Hometown mattered to him. People did, too.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 6, 2014

10 state probation agents to help Chester fight gangs (Chester, SC): South Carolina probation agents will be in Chester County this weekend to help sheriff’s deputies with patrols and to find known or suspected gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 4, 2014

Greer neighborhood vandalized, people fear graffiti is gang related (Greer, SC) : People living in the Hammett Farms neighborhood in Greer don't know what the letters "SMM" mean, but regardless, they said it's unsettling to see the message spray painted on their neighbors' home.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina    Date: December 4, 2014

Tempers flare as Chester Co. sheriff asks for money to handle gangs (Chester, SC): Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood’s impassioned plea to the Chester County Council on Monday night for more deputies to keep officers and the public safe from gangs turned into an argument between Underwood and several council members over money needed to handle gangs the sheriff blames for three recent murders.
Source: The State    Date: December 1, 2014

Facing death threats and gang violence, Chester sheriff to ask for more deputies (Chester, SC) : In response to death threats from gang members allegedly involved in the Nov. 4 shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood will ask county officials for money to hire four more deputies.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 25, 2014

Gang Task Force arrests 2 for shooting that killed innocent woman (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police have arrested two confirmed gang members for a homicide in October on Bratton Street. Police say Charlie Kennedy III and Jashawn Livingston are charged with murder in the shooting that killed 32-year-old Astrid Haynes. Columbia Police Chief Michael Holbrook said both Kennedy and Livingston are validated gang members.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Chester leaders say community waking up to gang problem (Chester, SC): Next Monday, Chester City Council will get together for the first time at a place other than a hospital or a funeral home, since the murder of one of their own.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Chester leaders urge action to curb gang violence (Chester, SC): Deputies charged a fifth man Wednesday in connection with the drive-by shooting of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, saying the arrest likely wraps up the case that has shaken Chester to its core as police and the community push back against gang threats and violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 19, 2014

Gang activity has residents concerned for public safety (Chester County, SC): Usually when residents describe Chester, they say it's a wonderful community. Recently though, the situation has changed. Many people are living in fear as gang violence takes a hold of their community. "It puts a lot of fear in your heart to be out here. you're not really safe," said Marcelle Canty.
Source: WBTV 3 News     Date: November 15, 2014

Columbia has three known gangs (Columbia, SC): Investigator Kelvin Griffin, with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, gave a presentation to residents at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, November 6.
Source: Columbia Star    Date: November 14, 2014

Two "NY Bloods" gang members arrested in Marion County (Marion County, SC): Two men were arrested Wednesday by US Marshals and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for a gang takedown involving a Brooklyn, NY set of Bloods street gang members, according to a news release.
Source: WMBF News     Date: November 12, 2014

‘A sad, sad day in Chester’ as city mourns slain councilman (Chester, SC): The violence that has rocked Chester for years exploded again Tuesday night when Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting that police say might have been gang-related.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: November 5, 2014

Sources: SC Juvenile Justice Agency “Infested With Gangs” (Columbia, SC): Another agency in S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s cabinet appears headed for a major scandal … According to multiple sources at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ), the agency is “infested with gangs” – and not just the youthful offenders it is charged with rehabilitating.
Source: FITSNews    Date: October 29, 2014

FBI busts dogfighting ring with Columbia Blood gang ties (Gaston, SC): Secret court-approved wiretaps on alleged Columbia cocaine dealers’ cellphones prompted FBI agents to bust a large Lexington County facility used for training pit bulls to fight, authorities said Friday.
Source: The State    Date: October 24, 2014

Drones, SWAT surround Summerville game after gang threats (Summerville, SC): Drones, metal detectors, and a SWAT presence were just a few of the security measures taken Friday night at Summerville's Homecoming game after threats of gang violence.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: October 24, 2014

Police: Lake City attempted murder believed to be gang-related (Lake City, SC): A Scranton man accused of attempted murder has a criminal history, according to police records. Luther Fludd, 20, was charged with two counts of attempted murder October 21, Lake City Police Captain Kelly said. The charges stem from two separate incidents happening in May and August.
Source: WMBF News    Date: October 23, 2014

Judge on gang kidnapping case: ‘Not your typical false statement case’ (Columbia, SC): A Columbia woman connected with the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father was sentenced Thursday morning in federal court after she pleaded guilty for making a false statement to federal agents.
Source: The State    Date: October 23, 2014

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